I recently checked “Form a workplace with people I love” off my Life List. Now, every day until Valentine’s Day, I’m saying thanks to someone whose work online has inspired me. Today’s crush is Tina Roth Eisenberg of swissmiss.
TINA ROTH EISENBERG is beloved because:
I recently read an interview with Ricky Gervais where he said, “You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what that is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening — everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.'”
That? Is Tina. Making stuff and celebrating others who do the same. Talking to her or listening to her speak, even when she’s grumpy about something, you can feel what a positive force she is. She’s one of the lights.
A few of Tina’s projects:
Tina also collects things that make me smile. Recently on swissmiss:
Frustrated by questionable client feedback, designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into posters. I’d totally buy some of these prints. Thanks for making me laugh.
Tina Roth Eisenberg, you are bangarang.
My Crush series is part of RedEnvelope’s Crush on You initiative, which is about showing gratitude to the people who make your life better.
3 thoughts on “Web Crush: Tina Roth Eisenberg of swissmiss”
I *just* listened to her interview on 5by5’s “The Big Web Show” with Jeffrey Zeldman. Really good, inspiring stuff. And I am in love with Tattly.
Best. Monday. Ever.
Thank you Maggie. Please let me hug you virtually!
That Gervais interview is okay, but it still feels wierd to see him used as a source of inspirational quotes. His reputation must be very different in the US, because here in the UK he is renowned for being an embittered egoist with a penchant for mocking the disabled and disadvantaged. I think that in the US he is seen as an analogue to Louis CK, whose edginess is bolstered by a strong ethical intelligence: two layers. Gervais has three layers, though: cruelty on the surface, atheistic intelligence beneath that, and then deep, ego-driven meanspiritedness beneath that.